Payroll Tax Specialist

Direct Hire/Permanent

Accounting Career Consultants

Payroll Tax Specialist St. Louis, MO

Job Reference: JOB-20295

Why is This a Great Opportunity?

We are dedicated to the well-being of our associates and are proud to be consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work. Our compensation and benefits package not only supports our associates and their families but benefits local communities and communities around the world.


Industry-leading performance-based bonus program

Generously funded profit sharing

Traditional and Roth 401k

Tuition reimbursement for associates

Scholarship for associates’ children up to $28,000 per child

1-month paid sabbatical after every five years of employment, plus $5,000 for travel

1-week paid volunteer leave each year

100% charitable match

Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage

100% paid 10-week maternity leave

Companies core value is to treat people fairly and do the right thing. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Job Description

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes in payroll and tax compliance laws (US, state, and local)

Keep management up to date on all tax law changes and their impact on payroll processing

Audit employees’ tax setup to ensure compliance with state tax rules and coordinate corrections with Payroll Coordinators

Register for new state and local tax IDs

Communicate directly with tax agencies as well as third party tax provider regarding tax notices

Record and track tax refunds

Review SUI tax rates for accuracy and update payroll system

Collaborate with third party tax vendor to ensure local, state and federal payroll tax returns are correct and facilitate payroll tax amendments as necessary

Resolve issues related to tax return filings, including penalty notices and abatement requests

Act as a liaison with Accounting team to reconcile bank account items

Assist with year-end payroll tax activities, including preparation, and verification of W-2 data

Research information for federal and state tax audits

Correct reconciliation errors where needed and work with third party tax provider to file amended returns as necessary

Prepare payroll balancing reports after each pay cycle

Act as the primary contact for payroll tax related correspondence and inquiries as well as escalated employee payroll tax issues

Process a weekly and biweekly payroll

May assist with Canadian payroll

Serve as backup to other Payroll positions

Provides support to management as needed on additional projects





Bachelor’s degree in Tax, Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience

Thorough understanding of current payroll tax laws and regulations, including multi-state and local experience

3-5 years experience in a large multi-state, multi-local environment

OH, PA, IN and CA withholding tax experience (state and local)

A process improvement mindset and demonstrated problem solving abilities

Ability to prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks under accelerated deadlines

Experience in researching and resolving tax notices

Detail-oriented and accurate with strong analytical and organizational skills

Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high regard for professionalism

Ability to work under pressure and multitask within time-sensitive constraints

Experience working with UltiPro by Ultimate Software preferred






Mindy Woolf
Senior Search Consultant

I look forward to assisting you with your search and assessing whether this role could be a good fit for you. Please apply for confidential consideration!

Tel: 314-292-7902 | Email:

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